Wednesday, 14 April 2010
Cooking adventures! Bread and pasta
Some of us were lucky to scrape out the dish of leftover lemon butter from Asher's Lemon Monkey Bread cake. The lemon butter was made with fresh laid eggs and cultured butter. I need to make MORE!
For tea we had homemade pasta extruded from my Marcato Regina pasta machine. I used a modified pasta recipe from Mangia Bene Pasta I say modified because I couldn't just leave well enough alone and follow instructions. I wanted to try a regular flour and water paste pasta, but used just one egg. I cleverly omitted the olive oil. I tried making the spaghetti but it was sticking together like crazy. The beauty of this is if it goes wrong, just smoosh it all up and try again.
Looks like real pasta! By the time I had done this it was getting late so they could have done with a bit more drying to hold their shape. I managed to squish them when I bunched the cloth up to put them in the boiling water. The flavour was good but I prefer egg noodles. Texture wise, they were a bit like gnocchi as the walls were quite thick and some were a just little stodgy though not heavy. At least they were filling.
No-one complained (a compliment in itself) and there wasn't a noodle left in a single bowl so I call that a big success ;)